Actress Madhuri Dixit, who is called the 'dhak dhak' girl, feels that her contemporary actresses are going strong even today in contrast to the perception that are fading. The popular belief is that actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan- who are in their 40's are ruling Bollywood even today, and heroines who starred opposite them in their heydays are either faded away from arc lights or content with character roles but Madhuri does not believe this. "It is great to see all actors up there. They all have worked hard. Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Sridevi all are doing wonderful work even today. One should not generalise that actresses of our times are not around, it is not right," said Madhuri.
"All these ladies are doing a good work. They are going strong. They are making their own space," she added. Even after her marriage with US-based Dr Shriram Nene in 1999, Madhuri made a come-back and continued to act in films. "I have always worked. Even after getting married and going to the US, I did Devdas, Lajja, Pukar, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, Aaja Nach Le, and currently doing Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. I did a lot of work after marriage. So it was not that I left and went. I have always been here,"she said.
Madhuri dismissed reports that she will be performing a special song in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opus Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh. "Nobody has approached me for the song. And there is no talk about it. I don't know from where these stories are coming from," the actress said.
Madhuri Dixit, whose item song ghagra with Ranbir Kapoor is topping the charts of late, is one of the judges in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and has two films Gulab Gang, and Dedh Ishqiya in her hand.